Left Handed Issue with iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by geauxmac, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. geauxmac macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2011
    I have always held my phone where it rests on my pinkie finger. Being left handed, when I hold the iPhone 5, my finger is blocking the speaker resulting in muffled sound. Anyone else having this issue? Guess I need to try holding it differently!:p
  2. darster Suspended

    Aug 25, 2011
    I'm left handed and incapable of making such mental mistakes.
  3. mojo pin macrumors regular

    mojo pin

    Sep 4, 2012
    I'm left handed and it hasn't been a problem for me. Yet.
  4. jlover macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2014
    I think all of you overlook some point -
    1. For right handlers, they will hold the phone with left hand while do other work by their right hand. Same as left handlers will hold the phone on right hand.
    2. I am in Asia there we have smaller hand size.

    That is why I'm in trouble with my 5c now. Pls see it is serious issue at another side of the world.


    I post in wrong thread.:(
  5. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    How come Asia is fuelling the rise in massive screens, if you all have small hands?
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sounds like you figured it out all by yourself!:p
  7. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

    Phone Junky

    Oct 29, 2011
    Sunshine State
    Bend your pinkie so it rests in the middle of the phone.
  8. exizeo macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2014
    Well...nice generalizing assumption. I bet that's why the iPhone (small) still sells like hotcakes there.

    Also, if you try to hold a phablet with it resting against the palm of your hand with thumb/pinky on either side, it does fit. But true-one-handed use is difficult.

    My hands are smaller, but I still like the iPhone over all other phones.

    Also, regarding how to hold it...thumb on left, four fingers on the right, holding the phone?
  9. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    I'm right handed but use my iPhone primarily in my left hand, no idea why. I have never had an issue. Not sure how to really describe how I hold it, thumb on the left side of the screen, rest of fingers on the back of the phone and the pinky slightly bent on the back/bottom of the phone so the speakers aren't covered. Then again I've been told I have long alien like fingers so maybe that's why I don't have a problem :p

    Edit: Didn't realize I am replying to a 2 year old thread and I'm hoping the OP has figured out how to hold his phone by now. xD
  10. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I've read it before in news articles. Why do you think Samsung et al have been providing large screen phones for years? If they were mere Apple copyists they wouldn't have done. Asians demand larger screens, and I was just wondering why when the OP stated that all Asians have small hands...

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